The fist in pacifist

 The Minnesota statewide Shadow Report, “A Human Rights Perspective on The Land of 10,000 Lakes Disparities,” focuses on the economic and cultural dispossession of people of color and American Indians in Minnesota, documenting several of Minnesota’s racial disparities in several key areas (health, employment, housing, income, food security and access to nutritious food, juvenile and […]

“WE’VE KILLED CHILDREN. WE’VE KILLED ENTIRE FAMILIES GETTING AT ONE OR TWO PEOPLE.” BY RYAN DEVEREAUX  The Intercept   September 15, 2015 For more than a month, Dakheel Ahmed’s family has been living under a bridge in northern Iraq. They are members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority sect, and each night they sleep in the open […]

 Snowden, in a post for The Intercept published today [9.14.14], accused Prime Minster Key of fundamentally misleading the public about GCSB’s role in mass surveillance. “The Prime Minister’s claim to the public, that ‘there is no and there never has been any mass surveillance’, is false,” the former NSA analyst wrote. BY GLENN GREENWALD AND RYAN GALLAGHER  […]


 Creating new solutions to human problems… Posted on September 13, 2014 by Amy Eddings Nick Hanauer isn’t part of the one percent; he’s part of the 0.01 percent. He’s a self-proclaimed “proud and unapologetic capitalist.” How did this “mediocre student,” who says he’s “not the smartest guy you’ve ever met, or the hardest working,” rise to […]


For a list of actions nationwide (and worldwide) and more information and resources go to  While focusing on this particular week for action, this is a much broader and longer campaign Local action:  CNV ACTION-ST.PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, MN SEPTEMBER 24. 5:00-6:00 pm Vigil at the Lake St./Marshall Ave. Peace Bridge Signs will be available on the […]

Degrade and destroy? The west should try to disrupt the canny militants into self-destruction, because bombs will only backfire Chelsea E Manning in Fort Leavenworth  The Guardian 16 September 2014 If properly contained, Isis will not be able to sustain itself on rapid growth alone, and will begin to fracture internally. Photograph: via AP The […]

Ezra Klein and his data brigade think political science will save us. But expert opinion is why we’re in this mess THOMAS FRANK  September 14, 2014 Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich (Credit: AP/Reuters/Tannen Maury/Saul Loeb/John Duricka/photo montage by Salon) In a recent article on Vox, Ezra Klein declared that his generation of Washington […]

Ross organized people to challenge police brutality, fight segregation, and become politically powerful…   Robert Reich Monday, September 15· Fred Ross, Sr., was probably the most influential (but little-known) community organizer in American history. It was Ross who first identified, recruited and trained Cesar Chavez to become a leader and an activist. Ross’s influence continues in […]

 The people in Gaza deserve to be free. So do we. But do not look to our political mandarins for help, or expect anything but vaudevillian smoke and mirrors from the billions poured into our campaign circus. Look within. By Chris Hedges  September 14, 2014   A Palestinian stands in the rubble of destroyed […]


(Image: Open Source Way) This excerpt from the chapter titled, “Twelve Theses on Education’s Future in the Age of Neoliberalism and Terrorism,” is taken from the book,  Neoliberalism, Education, Terrorism: Contemporary Dialogues, by Jeffrey R. Di Leo, Henry A. Giroux, Kenneth J. Saltman and Sophia A. McClennen and is offered with the kind permission of Paradigm […]

 No one knows what the future holds for Syria or its children, so Gross feels that helping these kids process their emotions now is especially important. “It wasn’t like going on vacation in a strange place where you expect to be misunderstood, to have a few struggles and then to return to your own bed. […]

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 Obama pledged that the war against ISIS won’t be fought with U.S. ground troops. He didn’t say anything about contractors, who see this as “the next big meal ticket.” Partick Baz/AFP/Getty Eli Lake  The Daily Beast  September 13, 2014 America’s rapidly-expanding war against ISIS won’t involve large numbers of U.S. troops on the ground, President […]

Nope drone-poster

While most international organizations and foreign states have made attempts to explicitly fuse drones and targeted killing to already established norms, ethics, and rules of war, the United States has focused more on drones being something of a semi-covert tool of political means. In other words, drone war is not necessarily the exact same thing […]


Talking heads like former General Jack Keane are all over the news media fanning fears of ISIS. Shouldn’t the public know about their links to Pentagon contractors? Lee Fang  September 12, 2014 Retired General Anthony Zinni, retired General Jack Keane and former Bush administration official Fran Townsend If you read enough news and watch […]

Bill Maher is taken apart by Glenn Greenwald for trying to absolve the US from any responsibility for the mass slaughter and destruction in Muslim countries Subscribe or “Follow” us on Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up […]

Vets Power to the Peaceful

Armistice Day had to be expanded to include those slaughtered in WW2, Korea, Vietnam, the first Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, and countless other minor U.S. “incursions.” Jeff Dietrich, Catholic Agitator August, 2014 | They were street-dirty, with long stringy hair and grease-   clothes in the way that men are who live on the streets, drink […]


 In 2007, Yahoo fought back against the government’s demand for information on certain overseas customers, saying that the request was over-broad and violated the constitution. BY CORA CURRIER  The Intercept September 11, 2014 Update: The office of the Director of National Intelligence has released many of the declassified documents from the Yahoo litigation.  More than […]

Coleen Rowley, Lake St./Marshall Ave. Peace Bridge, Minneapolis

“Rudderless and without a compass, the American ship of state continues to drift, guns blazing.”  —Andrew J. Bacevich     BY DAN FROOMKIN  The Intercept  September 11, 2014    President Obama’s plan to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State counts on pretty much everything going right in a region of the world where pretty much […]


Omar Dahi says the forces likely to be armed by the US are as destructive as IS; Obama is wrong that the Assad regime has no legitimacy, most Syrians want an end to war, the creation of a broad-front government, and a national army to confront warlords and extremism Subscribe or “Follow” us on Rise Up […]

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Vijay Prashad says the Saudis and Iran must be part of a regional solution that includes ending support for jihadists in Syria; the solution will not come from the US military Subscribe or “Follow” us on Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” […]


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